Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Smart Art

Why so smart? 'Cause it was cheap and easy to DIY.
This was actually an art project I did a million years ago that recently got a second life thanks to a new inexpensive Ikea frame.
White is the new black in case you haven't heard.
Using a chisel tip Sharpie, I freehanded the design. If you've never tried it, freehanding little circles to make bigger circles is pretty easy.
The design is based on a fabric pattern that I'd seen in magazine somewhere. I splurged and bought thick, high-quality watercolor paper, but it couldn't have been more than a couple dollars.
Couple a dollars, in less than a hour...now that's what I call "wicked smaht".

32 comments:

DecorandtheDog said...

Fancy! I'm loving your bedroom updates!

Cathy Wall said...

"wicked smaht" for sure, (with an East coast accent I do believe)! Love the size and whimsy and it looks perfect in it's new home!

Giulia said...

I love it. So simple, but impactful. I look at your bedding and now the art and think I should send you my black and white pillow that I have on my bed - it would be a perfect match and I'm moving towards blue again in the bedroom.

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

So simple and so cute! I love an easy craft that has a big impact like this...one more thing to put in my DIY file. Thanks for the inspiration!

Maury Kilgo said...

Love it! The white frame really makes the black circles pop! Great job!

Oh and have I ever fully drooled over your crown molding? AMAZING!

Katie said...

"smaht"... you must be a yankee! lol. :)

It looks great in your bedroom!

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

That looks so good! And I really like it in the white frame!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks awesome! and i can say wicked and be authentic. it's wicked awesome.

Brandi @ His Shabby Her Chic said...

Looks great! I love the spot you chose for it too.

Holly said...

I believe you may have inspired me my friend Carrie! I love it. I also have a piece of art that Sheila did at school that I might frame - you're the first to hear that so don't bank on it but I'm thinking it's a done deal - just need to get the frame.

Antonella @ LoveYourHome said...

So simple and creative. Good work! Personalized art is often the best, in my mind. I think the new frame suits it best too.

Simple Dwellings said...

That's beautiful art! You could make loads on etsy with that! It's really pretty and looks great in its new home. :)

Erin @ His and Hers said...

Nice! I like the scale of it. Your bedroom is looking beautiful.

ke said...

SO SMART! I thought you were going to say it was framed fabric or something, but it's ten times more awesome that you freehanded it!

Kelly @ View Along the Way said...

Okay that last one was my comment. :) Must become a less spastic typist.

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Wicked smaht indeed, my dear! I'm always one for a great black and white design...and this is so simple! Love it!

Cre8ive Motives said...

I've been looking for black and white art, I may just have steal this one from ya :) Love it!

Lyndsay @ that 70s house said...

wicked smahhhht. never heard that one before! ;). love the design, looks beautiful with your bed updates!

Tiffany said...

That totally looks like you bought it at some expensive store. Love it! I thought of you while I was in Boston. Aren't you nearby? That city is sooo awesome!

My Crafty Home Life said...

Shut The Font Door....fantastic!

Lisa Scibilia said...

Totally love this graphic piece of art. So fresh. You are wicked smaht, that is for sure!!!

Mrs. Handyverger said...

Ooh, I love it! I'm going to have to try something similar. The white frame makes all the difference in the world.

(Not only is it wicked smaht, it's even wicked pissa smaht. ;)

cheryl @ nefotlak. said...

absolutely lovely. this room is looking so so good. very cozy & inviting. must try some sharpie circles!! cheryl xox.

Laurie said...

Looks great - just right for your fabulous bedroom.

Katie@Paisley Print Shoes.com said...

oh my gosh, I seriously LOVE it!!

classic • casual • home said...

This looks GREAT. I really need to do something like this.

Sam @ The Junk House said...

I love it! I can't believe you just freehanded that! I love it in the white frame...it looks so expensive!

Sarah said...

Lol at your Boston accent! This is really cool, Carrie! Totally looks perfect on that wall in your bedroom. Those ikea frames are awesome, such a difference it made to your art!

Tat @ Mum in search said...

Wow, it looks like you've got it for that wall, it belongs there!

SHERRY HART said...

Ohhhhh.....me likey! The white frame is wicked cool!

Maureen at The Inglenook Decor said...

gorgeous simple art! You are quite the artiste!

casey at loft and cottage said...

So pretty! I need two of these for my bathroom, please!

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